Redwood Day School
Redwood Day is a vibrant K-8 school with over 400 students and 85+ faculty and staff all learning together on our four-acre campus in the heart of Oakland. Everything we do is designed to keep every child engaged and growing. Academically, that means a world-class curriculum, the best teachers, and a focus on the individual student. Socially and emotionally, we teach students to work through challenges, respect each other’s differences, and honor their diverse community. We find great strength in multiple perspectives and embrace every opportunity to weave diversity in thought and action into our social, emotional, and academic lives.
Redwood Day is complying with Alameda County Public Health Department, Alameda County Office of Education, and California Public Health Department guidance regarding health, safety, and reopening schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Job Description and Desired Qualifications
The Substitute Middle School Math Teacher will partner with our 6th-7th Math teacher to coordinate and facilitate 7th and 8th grade math courses. The course load consists of three 8th grade sections and one 7th grade section, office hours, and math learning support for students during the academic year. Each class section has approximately 20-25 students. In adherence to our stable group protocols, the Substitute Middle School Math Teacher will work with approximately 12-16 students in stable groups and up to 50 students in-person, total, each month while they teach the remainder of the stable groups virtually. Redwood Day is currently in distance learning but has plans for the 7th and 8th grade students to return to campus in December or January.
Redwood Day believes strongly in universal design or access to curriculum and learning for all students. This includes, but is not limited to – addressing differentiation, development, and social/emotional growth. Therefore the Substitute Middle School Math Teacher will have a strong commitment to meeting the learning needs of each student, a teaching style that supports differentiated instruction, a collaborative spirit, and an interest in building community.
As a teacher in the Middle School, this individual will participate in various student and community activities, including collaborative teacher meetings.
- BA in math or related field
- Classroom teaching experience in math, especially at the Middle School level
- Candidate must have a natural rapport with children and strong classroom management skills
- Strong written and oral communication skills
Desired Qualifications and Traits
- Masters in Education, or specific subject area (preferred)
Schedule and Hours
This is a substitute/leave replacement position beginning December 7, 2020, and tentatively ending March 26, 2021, though these dates are subject to change. This individual will shadow the current 7th-8th Math Teacher December 7-17, 2020, to ensure a smooth transition and become familiar with the curriculum. Regular hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (5:00 p.m. on Wednesdays).
This position is not benefits eligible and will be compensated through a third party staffing agency.
Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job responsibilities are meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities associated with the position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws. Employment at Redwood Day is “at-will”. All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Offers contingent on passing a background check and TB assessment.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Redwood Day Application Form electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 25, 2020 Attn: Karina Momary, Middle School Director. No phone calls, please.
Redwood Day is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. We want to have the best available person in every job. School policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race (including traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious beliefs, observance or practice, including religious dress or grooming practices), color, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, transitioned, transitioning or perceived to be transitioning), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality), national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy and breastfeeding, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics or information, military and veteran status, and physical or mental disability, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state, or local laws. It also prohibits unlawful discrimination based on the perception that anyone has any of those characteristics, or is associated with a person who has or is perceived as having any of those characteristics. In addition, Redwood Day does not permit discrimination based on dressing consistently with one’s gender identity or gender expression, or preferred gender, name or pronoun usage.
Authorized Employment Status:
As required by federal law, all offers of employment are contingent on verification of an applicant or employee’s authorization for lawful employment in the United States at the start of their employment. Please note, the School does not sponsor applicants for employment-related visas.
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